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    The earth is alive. Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life.

    The earth is alive, asserts a revolutionary scientific theory of life emerging from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The trans-disciplinary theory demonstrates that purportedly inanimate, non-living objects—for example, planets, water, proteins, and DNA—are animate, that is, alive. With its broad explanatory power, applicable to all areas of science and medicine, this novel paradigm aims to catalyze a veritable renaissance.

    Erik Andrulis, PhD, assistant professor of molecular biology and microbiology, advanced his controversial framework in his manuscript “Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life,” published in the peer-reviewed journal, Life. His theory explains not only the evolutionary emergence of life on earth and in the universe but also the structure and function of existing cells and biospheres.

    In addition to resolving long-standing paradoxes and puzzles in chemistry and biology, Dr. Andrulis’ theory unifies quantum and celestial mechanics. His unorthodox solution to this quintessential problem in physics differs from mainstream approaches, like string theory, as it is simple, non-mathematical, and experimentally and experientially verifiable. As such, the new portrait of quantum gravity is radical.

    The basic idea of Dr. Andrulis’ framework is that all physical reality can be modeled by a single geometric entity with life-like characteristics: the gyre. The so-called “gyromodel” depicts objects—particles, atoms, chemicals, molecules, and cells—as quantized packets of energy and matter that cycle between excited and ground states around a singularity, the gyromodel’s center. A singularity is itself modeled as a gyre, wholly compatible with the thermodynamic and fractal nature of life. An example of this nested, self-similar organization is the Russian Matryoshka doll.

    http://case.edu/medicus/breakingnews/theoryoflife.html

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    An accompanying text Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life can be found here:

    http://www.mdpi.com/2075-1729/2/1/1/

    Abstract: Life is an inordinately complex unsolved puzzle. Despite significant theoretical progress, experimental anomalies, paradoxes, and enigmas have revealed paradigmatic limitations. Thus, the advancement of scientific understanding requires new models that resolve fundamental problems. Here, I present a theoretical framework that economically fits evidence accumulated from examinations of life. This theory is based upon a straightforward and non-mathematical core model and proposes unique yet empirically consistent explanations for major phenomena including, but not limited to, quantum gravity, phase transitions of water, why living systems are predominantly CHNOPS (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur), homochirality of sugars and amino acids, homeoviscous adaptation, triplet code, and DNA mutations. The theoretical framework unifies the macrocosmic and microcosmic realms, validates predicted laws of nature, and solves the puzzle of the origin and evolution of cellular life in the universe.

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    The Lightbringer Rhys's Avatar
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    Neat.

    Would like a "too much science; couldn't understand" version, though.


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    From reading other people's assessments, this seems like a load of bull. Apparently he didn't use any mathematics to back up anything he claimed.
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    Honestly, it sounded to me like he proved that the earth does live as an entity that shapes all life upon it due to the basic function of the universe and quantum physics.

    In other words, he proved Shamanism is real... O.o (/joke)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garnier Fructis View Post
    From reading other people's assessments, this seems like a load of bull. Apparently he didn't use any mathematics to back up anything he claimed.
    Just cause he doesn't use math doesn't mean there Isn't a scientific understanding being made here, Newton didn't use math immediately when he discovered gravity.

    Theories tend to exist without the know how, math usually comes afterward to support it.
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    The theory is kinda cool, but I am not going to claim I understand squat about it.

    And to those too lazy/can't read through all the science, he's basically claiming that inanimate objects like rocks are alive. (I think?) which "solves" the problem of how we got here.

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    That's a bit misleading, as the title implies that the Earth is some kind of living, breathing being that reproduces etc. It's "alive" in a totally different context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garnier Fructis View Post
    Apparently he didn't use any mathematics to back up anything he claimed.
    His unorthodox solution to this quintessential problem in physics differs from mainstream approaches, like string theory, as it is simple, non-mathematical, and experimentally and experientially verifiable. As such, the new portrait of quantum gravity is radical.
    Dr. Andrulis has used his theory to successfully predict and identify a hidden signature of RNA biogenesis in his laboratory at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is now applying the gyromodel to unify and explain the evolution and development of human beings.
    I dunno much about this though, just throwing it out there.

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    The truth is, we'll never truly know where we came from, or why we're here. just live you life to the fullest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lothaeryn View Post
    Honestly, it sounded to me like he proved that the earth does live as an entity that shapes all life upon it due to the basic function of the universe and quantum physics.

    In other words, he proved Shamanism is real... O.o (/joke)

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    Just cause he doesn't use math doesn't mean there Isn't a scientific understanding being made here, Newton didn't use math immediately when he discovered gravity.

    Theories tend to exist without the know how, math usually comes afterward to support it.
    Bold to claim you've solved the origin, evolution and nature of life if all you're doing is explaining your theory. Sounds more like he's proposing a theory here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyrockin123 View Post
    The truth is, we'll never truly know where we came from, or why we're here. just live you life to the fullest!
    Thank you for your Unduly unnecessary pessimism...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garnier Fructis View Post
    Bold to claim you've solved the origin, evolution and nature of life if all you're doing is explaining your theory. Sounds more like he's proposing a theory here.
    never said I agreed with it, just saying if it is his proposed theory he may find something interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyrockin123 View Post
    The truth is, we'll never truly know where we came from, or why we're here. just live you life to the fullest!
    i know were i came from... Anohter planet
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    I appreciate the simplicity of the universe the theory suggests but I'm not about to take a non-mathematical "theory of everything" seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhys View Post
    Neat.

    Would like a "too much science; couldn't understand" version, though.
    I bet that Bill Bryson is probably already writing the TMS;CU-version :P
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    What's the definition of life again?

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    Doesn't really pass the smell test, tbh. Sounds like another time cube.

    Edit: also, lol @ 40 pages of references
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    lol sounds very stupid to me.

    Stuff can move you know, but not be alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristeia View Post
    lol sounds very stupid to me.

    Stuff can move you know, but not be alive.
    Sounds like you read the title of the thread and then decided to post without even reading the article/paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironsmoke View Post
    Sounds like you read the title of the thread and then decided to post without even reading the article/paper.
    No I read it, it's just that stupid to me.
    The earth is not a cold dead place

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    The concept certainly sounds interesting, but a bit far-fetched. I would like to see further analysis before actually approaching this with anything but a skeptical eye, though.
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    Soooo no one else thinks FFVII? Still interesting idea gonna hafta read more when i feel better.

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